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September 20, 2018

CiTi to Host Regional Awareness Program for Young Drivers


MEXICO – The Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation will host its annual Regional Awareness Program for Young Drivers on March 29 at 7 p.m.

A student navigates the driving course while wearing goggles that simulate intoxication during the 2016 RAP event.

A student navigates the driving course while wearing goggles that simulate intoxication during the 2016 RAP event.

RAP is an initiative that occurs every year in Oswego County with the goal of educating young people on the dangers of distracted driving.

Free to the public, several local agencies attend and present displays and demonstrations.

For example, the New York State Police Department brings their “fatal vision goggles” which simulate different levels of intoxication and students then navigate a vehicle through a simulated course.

Other agencies expected to attend this year will be: Oswego County Sheriff’s Department, Oswego County District Attorney’s Office, Oswego City Police Department, Oswego County STOP DWI program and CiTi’s Driver Education Program.

RAP is the area’s largest teen driving program and is annually attended by nearly 300 parents and students.

The program is scheduled in the spring to coincide with the prom season and the end of winter when more teens take to the roads.

The event is free and open to teens and their parents.

The event will be held at CiTi’s Mexico Campus located at 179 County Route 64 Mexico.

Visit www.CiTiboces.org for more information as plans are finalized for the event.

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